Mystique Boutique NYC
We all work hard for our money, so when we are shopping it is important to know when to splurge and when to save. I found a great store for those occasions when you want to save but still be fashionable.
When I was in college I was a big shopper at Forever 21. I could find lots of trendy items for a couple of nights out and then get rid of them at the end of the season. When I shopped at Mystique Boutique NYC, I found the adult equivalent of Forever 21.
Mystique Boutique NYC was founded 20 years ago by two New Yorkers. Their goal was to bridge the gap between on trend fashion and affordable pricing. There are 8 locations throughout NYC and Long Island and they have an online store as well.
I visited the Long Island store in Melville. The store is very large with lots of clothing for a night out or a casual day. As I shopped, I noticed that some items were in better condition than others. It is very important to fully assess the clothing as all sales are final. I bought two pieces that I love and are right on trend.
One of the items is a lace up sweater which I have been seeing all over Instagram. I originally tried on a dusty rose color but then I noticed a huge tear in one of the seams. I exchanged it for an ivory version that I have worn and washed a couple of times with no issues. That’s why I recommend really scanning your clothing before you buy.
The second item is a black bodysuit with big bold sleeves. I love how the sleeves add a fun twist to an otherwise basic turtleneck look. There is also a cut-out along the side and back of the bodysuit to give it an unexpected edgier/sexier feel. You can wear the bodysuit as is, or add a tank underneath for more coverage. I have not had any issues with this bodysuit and have worn and washed it a couple of times.
Mystique Boutique NYC is a fun on-trend store with inexpensive prices. I would not shop here for an investment piece or something you want to last more than a couple of seasons. There is an online promotion going on right now to receive 15% off all orders if you provide your email address.